Kanejiro Ogino

Kanejiro Ogino

Ogino was born 15 February 1884. He was a fisherman employed by Mr. Hart of the New England Fishing Company, Riversea Inlet, BC. His family includes Mochiguki Ogino (wife; nee Mochiguki Sato; in Japan), Nobo Ogino (son) and Fumiko Ogino (daughter). He lived at 22 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC. His landlord was Mr. Suzuki. 1810 Cedar Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to #1 Road Camp, Solsqua, BC on 9 April 1942. Income tax forms dated 22 March 1945 list his address and employer as Coldstream Ranch, Vernon, BC; his occupation is listed as orchard worker. He was exiled to Japan 24 December 1946. Property seized includes a fishing vessel named “K.O.” and a gillnetter, “T.M.,” both purchased by Canadian Fishing Company Limited. He held a bank account at Bank of Montreal, Main and Hastings, Vancouver, BC.


Regularized NameKanejiro Ogino
Custodian Identification Number1291
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Solsqua, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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